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Top 10 identity governance companies

FinTech Magazine presents its list of the Top 10 identity governance companies who help clients meet their security requirements and solve the headache of permission granting.

10 | Saviynt

California-based Saviynt was founded in 2010. The company provides identity access management and governance for IT systems both physical and cloud based. Integrating with applications such as Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Oracle, SAP and Salesforce, Saviynt provides features including role and rule mining and design, user behaviour analytics and data access governance for collaborative platforms like Office 365.

9 | NetIQ

A subsidiary of British software and IT business Micro Focus International since 2006, NetIQ is an enterprise software provider. Founded in San Jose, California in 1995, some of its offerings include the flagship AppManager application monitoring software, data centre management software and identity and access management solutions. Its NetIQ Identity Governance product allows for analytics to be performed on entitlements, automated security reports, automated revocation and more.

8 | HID Global

A subsidiary of Swedish conglomerate Assa Abloy, HID Global specialises in various security systems. In 2018, HID Global acquired Crossmatch, an expert in biometric identity management and secure authentication. “Our acquisition of Crossmatch strengthens HID Global’s ability to offer innovative biometric identity solutions to hundreds of millions of users worldwide,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global at the time. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and employs over 3,000 people worldwide.

7 | SailPoint

Texas-based SailPoint is a specialist in identity governance for enterprise. Founded in 2004 and employing over 500 people, the company emphasises the importance of identity governance across a company’s activities, be that cloud infrastructure, data systems or other applications. Its identity platform comprises access certification and requests, management of file access and passwords, as well as SailPoint Predictive Identity, a system which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to provide recommendations on access decisions.

6 | CA Technologies

CA Technologies is an American multinational headquartered in New York. Specialising in software for enterprise, its offerings stretch from API management to the automation of test processes, making it a mainstay of Fortune 500 companies. Its place on this list, however, is secured by its Identity and Access Management offerings, incorporating identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) software that scales with the pace of cloud transformation. The company was founded in 1976, and in 2018 reported its revenue as $4.24bn.

5 | One Identity

Based in Aliso Viejo, California, and employing over 500 people, One Identity is a relatively new player in the industry. Founded in 2016 after the sale and breaking up of Dell Software, the company’s portfolio includes identity governance, access management, privilege management and identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) software. Serving 7,500 customers worldwide, the company manages over 125mn identities. Recently the company announced the further integration of its Identity Manager product with SAP products, making it a more holistic option for digital transformation.

4 | IBM

IT company IBM is a giant across the areas of hardware and software. Founded in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording (CTR) Company, the firm adopted its current name (International Business Machines) in 1924. With more than 350,000 employees across the world, in 2018 the company reported its revenue as being $79.6bn. IBM’s identity governance offering is proof of the growing importance being placed on identity governance systems. Encompassing access request and approval, duty segregation, access recertification and more, the company offers tailored identity solutions to its clients.

3 | RSA

RSA Security was founded in 1982 and is based in Bedford, Massachusetts. With a storied history in the field of cryptography, one of the earliest public-key cryptography systems shares its name with the company. The company was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2006 before EMC was itself acquired by Dell in 2016, making RSA a Dell subsidiary. The company’s Identity Governance and Lifecycle platform features access certification, policy automation and role management to allow clients to achieve an efficient identity and access management (IAM) program.

2 | Oracle

Oracle Corporation is one of the world’s largest software companies by a number of metrics. In 2018, it reported its revenue as $39.83bn, and said it employed some 137,000 people. Its co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison is, according to Forbes, the seventh wealthiest person in the world. Oracle’s product offering embraces database management software, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management and much more. Its Oracle Identity Governance Suite allows for such operations as role lifecycle management, UI customisation and analytics for access certification.

1 | Ping Identity

Colorado-based Ping Identity was founded in 2002 and caters to some of the world’s largest companies, with its clients said to include over half of the Fortune 100. Ping Identity’s solutions are employed by companies such as Accenture, Chevron, Cisco and more. Its platform features include multi-factor authentication, single sign-on for multiple applications and data governance to ensure compliance with regulations such as the EU’s GDPR. The platform also integrates with over 1,500 other products such as AWS, Office 365 and Google Apps.

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10 | Saviynt

California-based Saviynt was founded in 2010. The company provides identity access management and governance for IT systems both physical and cloud based. Integrating with applications such as Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Oracle, SAP and Salesforce, Saviynt provides features including role and rule mining and design, user behaviour analytics and data access governance for collaborative platforms like Office 365.

9 | NetIQ

A subsidiary of British software and IT business Micro Focus International since 2006, NetIQ is an enterprise software provider. Founded in San Jose, California in 1995, some of its offerings include the flagship AppManager application monitoring software, data centre management software and identity and access management solutions. Its NetIQ Identity Governance product allows for analytics to be performed on entitlements, automated security reports, automated revocation and more.

8 | HID Global

A subsidiary of Swedish conglomerate Assa Abloy, HID Global specialises in various security systems. In 2018, HID Global acquired Crossmatch, an expert in biometric identity management and secure authentication. “Our acquisition of Crossmatch strengthens HID Global’s ability to offer innovative biometric identity solutions to hundreds of millions of users worldwide,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global at the time. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and employs over 3,000 people worldwide.

7 | SailPoint

Texas-based SailPoint is a specialist in identity governance for enterprise. Founded in 2004 and employing over 500 people, the company emphasises the importance of identity governance across a company’s activities, be that cloud infrastructure, data systems or other applications. Its identity platform comprises access certification and requests, management of file access and passwords, as well as SailPoint Predictive Identity, a system which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to provide recommendations on access decisions.

6 | CA Technologies

CA Technologies is an American multinational headquartered in New York. Specialising in software for enterprise, its offerings stretch from API management to the automation of test processes, making it a mainstay of Fortune 500 companies. Its place on this list, however, is secured by its Identity and Access Management offerings, incorporating identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) software that scales with the pace of cloud transformation. The company was founded in 1976, and in 2018 reported its revenue as $4.24bn.

5 | One Identity

Based in Aliso Viejo, California, and employing over 500 people, One Identity is a relatively new player in the industry. Founded in 2016 after the sale and breaking up of Dell Software, the company’s portfolio includes identity governance, access management, privilege management and identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) software. Serving 7,500 customers worldwide, the company manages over 125mn identities. Recently the company announced the further integration of its Identity Manager product with SAP products, making it a more holistic option for digital transformation.

4 | IBM

IT company IBM is a giant across the areas of hardware and software. Founded in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording (CTR) Company, the firm adopted its current name (International Business Machines) in 1924. With more than 350,000 employees across the world, in 2018 the company reported its revenue as being $79.6bn. IBM’s identity governance offering is proof of the growing importance being placed on identity governance systems. Encompassing access request and approval, duty segregation, access recertification and more, the company offers tailored identity solutions to its clients.

3 | RSA

RSA Security was founded in 1982 and is based in Bedford, Massachusetts. With a storied history in the field of cryptography, one of the earliest public-key cryptography systems shares its name with the company. The company was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2006 before EMC was itself acquired by Dell in 2016, making RSA a Dell subsidiary. The company’s Identity Governance and Lifecycle platform features access certification, policy automation and role management to allow clients to achieve an efficient identity and access management (IAM) program.

2 | Oracle

Oracle Corporation is one of the world’s largest software companies by a number of metrics. In 2018, it reported its revenue as $39.83bn, and said it employed some 137,000 people. Its co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison is, according to Forbes, the seventh wealthiest person in the world. Oracle’s product offering embraces database management software, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management and much more. Its Oracle Identity Governance Suite allows for such operations as role lifecycle management, UI customisation and analytics for access certification.

1 | Ping Identity

Colorado-based Ping Identity was founded in 2002 and caters to some of the world’s largest companies, with its clients said to include over half of the Fortune 100. Ping Identity’s solutions are employed by companies such as Accenture, Chevron, Cisco and more. Its platform features include multi-factor authentication, single sign-on for multiple applications and data governance to ensure compliance with regulations such as the EU’s GDPR. The platform also integrates with over 1,500 other products such as AWS, Office 365 and Google Apps.

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